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Maruti Wagon R vs Hyundai Santro vs Maruti Celerio vs Tata Tiago vs Datsun Go: Compared



Check out the comparison of New Maruti Wagon R against its rivals New Hyundai Santro, Maruti Celerio, Tata Tiago and Datsun Go

Wagon R vs Santro vs Celerio vs Tiago vs Datsun Go

The old workhorse of the Maruti, i.e. Wagon R is now out in the market for sale in an entirely new avatar. As compared to its predecessor, this New Wagon R is extra big with a longer wheelbase along with the option of the 1.2-litre K-series engine. However, Hyundai has also roused the Santro in India, which vehement the competition in the hatchback segment.

Gone are the days when the hatchback segment had just two close rivals — Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Santro. Currently, the domestic auto-market also has some other calibrating cars like Tata Tiago, Datsun Go, and Maruti Celerio, existing in the hatchback segment. Let’s compare these popular hatchbacks of India — New Maruti Wagon R, Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago, Datsun Go and Maruti Celerio, and understand which car is reasonably good when dimensions, engine power and prices are compared.


New Wagon R Hyundai Santro Maruti Celerio Tata Tiago Datsun Go
Length 3655 mm 3610 mm 3695 mm 3746 mm 3788 mm
Width 1620 mm 1645 mm 1600 mm 1647 mm 1636 mm
Height 1675 mm 1560 mm 1560 mm 1535 mm 1507 mm
Wheelbase 2435 mm 2400 mm 2425 mm 2400 mm 2450 mm

When New Wagon R, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Celerio, Tata Tiago and Datsun Go are compared:

  • Longest is Datsun Go
  • Widest is Tata Tiago
  • Tallest is New Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
  • Longest wheelbase is of Datsun Go

When the new avatar of Wagon R is compared with the old version one, the new version is dimensionally bigger but when compared with the other competing cars in the race, it is not the biggest one. One thing that the Wagon R maintained is its tallboy charm as it still has the title of being the tallest one.

Overall, the dimensions comparison concluded that the biggest car in the clump of cars, in two aspects, i.e. length and wheelbase, is the Datsun Go. However, Hyundai Santro is wider but the Wagon R in comparison to Hyundai is taller and longer.

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Power Comparison

Petrol 2019 WagonR Hyundai Santro Maruti Celerio Tata Tiago Datsun Go
Capacity 1.0L / 1.2L 1.1L 1.0L 1.2L 1.2L
Power 68PS / 83PS 69PS 68PS 85PS 68PS
No. of Cylinders 3 / 4 4 3 3 3
Torque 90Nm / 113Nm 99Nm 90Nm 114Nm 104Nm
Transmission 5-Speed MT / AMT 5-Speed MT / AMT 5-Speed MT / AMT 5-Speed MT / AMT 5-Speed MT

If you compare the engine power of all the five cars — New Maruti Wagon R 2019, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Celerio, Tata Tiago and Datsun Go — the Tata Tiago is the most powerful one.


Hyundai Santro Rs 3.89 lakh-Rs 5.46 lakh
Tata Tiago Rs 3.39 lakh-Rs 5.64 lakh
Datsun GO Rs 3.29 lakh – Rs 4.89 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Rs 4.21 lakh-Rs 5.40 lakh
Wagon R 2019 Rs 4.19 lakh – Rs 5.69 lakh

It is clearly evident that the Datsun Go is the thriftiest car in the gang and is also the most armed one, especially when it comes to the safety front. Even the Tiago gives a tough competition when it comes to the price part and offered features. Maruti Celerio, however, seems to be a bit overrated car amongst all as it has got comparatively lesser features and is offered at a higher price tag than its rivals.

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